Looking forward to 'baron rating' Ossett & Saltaire ales very soon!

A very welcome parcel arrived today, a selection of ales from Ossett & Saltaire breweries courtesy of myBrewerytap. Both breweries have been recently added to myBrewerytap and the Saltaire ales have been some that I've wanted to try ever since HopZine mentioned them sometime ago.

Ossett Brewery
  • Excelsior
  • 5.2% - mellow yet full flavour that develops into a fruity dryness on the palate. A fresh, hoppy aroma with citrus and floral characteristics
  • Treacle Stout
  • 5% - rich and robust stout with deep coffee flavours

Saltaire Brewery
Look out for 'baron ratings' for these myBrewerytap beers soon, and a big thank you to Richard from myBrewerytap for sending these through to me!


NAM said...

I was fortunate enough to get bottles of Saltaire Fuggles, Goldings and Challenger yesterday. They'll make a fascinating comparison.

Rob said...

NAM...Saltaire Challenger? Never seen that in a bottle? or on cask for that. I thought they stopped brewing that years ago?

Baron, The Saltaire beers are all great. Not had Blonde and Triple Choc out of a bottle yet I can't even get TripChoc in my local shops in Saltaire yet.Enjoyed them on handpull many times tho. Cascade is awesome but the hops are a bit dull in the bottle its fecking mind-blowing drinking it fresh at the brewery.

As for Osset (I grew up in Wakefield) Excelsior is great but the treacle stout is a bit average.

Baron Orm said...

NAM, they sound like very special bottles to me! What ABV & price are they?

Rob, cheers for the comments,funny how you can't get the beer in the town it's brewed!

I'll looking forward to the Cascade but I'll bear in mind your comments so that I'm not expecting a hop monster! Will have to get myself over to your neck of the woods one day for a Saltaire brewery & pub tour! #twissup?

NAM said...

@Rob - Apologies, mind fade. It's Cascade at 4.8% ABV. I can't think why I typed Challenger. It just proves I can't tell one C-hop from another.

@Baron: Fuggles 3.8%, Goldings 4.2%. Two of the three bottles were £1.70 and the other was £1.54 but the receipt is impenetrable. I got them with a few others from Booths' supermarket who have an excellent range of British beers with an emphasis on Cumbrians as you'd expect.

Baron Orm said...

NAM, cheers for the update,after I've 'baron rated' these Saltaires I'll keep my eyes open for more.

You are right about Booths, excellent ale supermarket, they now have planning permission for one less than 2 miles from my house! (happy days)

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